516 Philadelphia Avenue

Takoma Park, MD
$ 935,000 Beds 3 Baths 3 Sq 2,461 Virtual Tour
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Extraordinary jewel with the best of the old and the new in architecture and home design. This bungalow, c.1927, an Outstanding Resource in Historic North Takoma, sits on over a quarter acre landscaped lot and is less than a mile to both Old Town Takoma and Downtown Silver Spring. Fabulous Mark McInturff designed modern family room/kitchen and owner's suite addition overlooks the beautiful rear garden through floor to ceiling windows which flood most of the house with natural light. Charming junior one-bedroom apartment below, with separate entrance and patio, could be opened to connect to basement studio at built-in unit. Enter the house from the generous front porch, into the original living room with refinished natural moldings. Original bedroom and hall bath at the front of the house. The dining room links the original house to the modern addition. The family room features 18'ceilings, floor to ceiling windows with Azec louvres, and a linear natural gas fireplace with dark porcelain surround and a folding accent wall of veneered cherry, designed to echo the natural moldings in the original house. A sleek modern kitchen features ample cabinetry with streamlined white slab style doors and minimalist chrome pulls, matte metallic faux stainless backsplash, and dramatic black porcelain floor. Oversized glass French doors lead to a landing and steps down to the large European style gravel patio and garden. The owner's suite also features 18'ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. There is a built in desk, a walk in closet and an en suite modern bath with soaking tub and Terrazzo tile floor. The beautiful and plant-rich multi-level shade garden is tucked into a suburban forest of tall oaks. It includes many plants native to our region combined with plants from around the world. The large patio of Delaware River gravel edged in recycled Chinese granite road slabs is the perfect backdrop for entertaining, play or simply relaxing. The owner is an internationally known garden designer, writer and travel tour leader. Be sure to walk down the terraced steps of the three level rear yard to the meadow and grassy area below. This house is modest in size but has a garden befitting a mansion! The outdoor space is almost like three separate "rooms". Back inside, the lower level features a flex room currently used as a design studio. It could be a playroom or guest room/bedroom. Acces to the separate apratment could be opened up from this room. The large unfinished attic has great potential for finished space. Long driveway for multiple vehicles leads to detached one-car garage. Altogether a wonderful and unique property.


  • Price
  • $ 935,000
  • Lot Size
  • 11,326 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Sqr Footage
  • 2,461
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 3
  • Year Built
  • 1927
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 0
  • City, Zip
  • Takoma Park
  • Taxes
  • $ 10543
  • County
  • Style
  • Bungalow,Contemporary
  • Area
  • MLS#
  • MDMC756670
  • Zip
  • 20912
Listing Provided by: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Data Source: Bright MLS



Accessibility None
Architectural Style Bungalow, Contemporary
Association Y/N No
Basement Combination, Connecting Stairway, Side Entrance, Walkout Level
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 2
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Other
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 6
Elementary School TAKOMA PARK
Garage Spaces 1.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Forced Air
Legal Subdivision TAKOMA PARK
Levels 2
Middle/Junior High School TAKOMA PARK
Municipality Takoma Park
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Settlement, Seller Rent Back
Price Per Sq Ft 629.21
Property Type Residential
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Tax Annual Amount 10543.0
Tax Lot P11
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning R60

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 1486
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1 1
Below Grade Finished Area 975
Below Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft 221
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Living Area 2461
Main Level Bedrooms 2
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 3
Total Fireplaces 2

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 1
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry
Lot Size Acres 0.26
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 11250.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 1
Type of Parking Driveway, Detached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Based on the average sale price from the Columbia, MD office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School Takoma Park Elementary School
Middle School Takoma Park Middle School
High School Montgomery Blair High School

Price History

6/3/2021 Listed $935,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 20912

AVG $660K
AVG $7,669
AVG 134
Year Built
AVG 1944


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516 Philadelphia Avenue Takoma Park, MD is a Single Family Home for sale at $935000 with 2461 sqft and a lot size of 11,326 SqFt Acre(s). 516 Philadelphia Avenue Takoma Park has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and was built in 1927. The property's zip code is 20912 which is in Takoma Park, MD

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